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Years of flooding outside local schools finally tackled after intervention by local MP

A persistent flood outside two schools in Fuzedown has finally been resolved after local MP, Sadiq Khan, intervened. 

For almost 20 years, students at Graveney School and Furzedown primary have walked past the flood which pours almost continually from a manhole cover next to the school. In the summer months, the water attracts large a number of insects and in the winter the flood often freezes over, making the journey to school treacherous.

A student at Furzedown primary school, Iris Arvanitakis, said “in the winter I slip over on the ice and in the summer the water smells so I am really pleased it has now been repaired”.

Before the intervention of Sadiq Khan MP



According to Suzanne Ellis, a local resident and parent of a former Graveney student, who alerted the MP to the problem, said: “The area around the school where this water poured into the road was muddy and dangerous. After contacting my local MP, I am really pleased that something has finally been done to resolve it as it’s been an eyesore afflicting the local community for such a long time”. 

Sadiq Khan, MP for Tooting said: “The problem was a knotty one involving Graveney School, Thames Water and the Council but it is now finally resolved and it makes a big difference to that area which is used each day by hundreds of students”. 

After Sadiq Khan MP intervened


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